NFL: The Buffalo Bills Drafting Style

February 10, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

First and foremost, no, this is not about the Bills’ penchant for drafting first round bust.
This is about the new general manager and head coach’s style of drafting, based off of the 2010 NFL draft. Yes, it is a small sample size, but it’s consistency does seem to suggest a trend.
That consistency is that all the players drafted by the Bills in 2010 were seniors. Does that mean that the Bills would not consider drafting a non-senior? I honestly do not know the answer to that.
However, with the mindset that general manager Buddy Nix and head coach Chan Gailey have demonstrated of looking for intelligent, hard-working character players, it stands to reason that seniors would be preferred at the least.
That does seem to cause a slight problem with regards to this year’s draft: Most of the top-end players are juniors. Four of the top defensive playmakers are juniors in cornerback Patrick Peterson of LSU, defensive end DaQuan Bowers of Clemson, d...

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